Ugh! I was quilting away yesterday and ran out of thread. It wasn't a surprise to me, when I started quilting this project back on Saturday, I thought I wouldn't have enough thread so I ordered more. It would have been so convenient if when I ran out around 2, I could have skipped down to the mailbox and discovered the package from Superior Threads that I ordered over the weekend, containing more thread, but no such luck!
Instead, I worked on a different holiday project and got the tree decorated, but I really hated to abandon my machine quilting when I was in such a groove. Normally, when I machine quilt (and it is only projects lap-sized or smaller) I simply meaner over the whole thing and call it done. Most of my quilts tend to be scrappy and so there is a lot going on on the quilt top, so the meander is good. However, on my current project, I didn't think it would work.
I would love to show a photo of the quilt, but it will have to wait until after Christmas, because I really want it to stay a surprise, but I will show a picture of some of the quilting I''m doing.
I learned the pattern from Leah over at The Freemotion Quilting Project and if you haven't checked out her blog, complete with awesome how-to videos, you should! I have to say that I'm really pleased and somewhat impressed with myself. I think I'm gaining the confidence to move away from the "safe" meander and work on developing new skills.
I'm really hoping that package comes today!